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NASA image: Flying through an aurora

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst posted this photograph taken from the International Space Station to social media on Aug. 29, 2014, writing, "words can't describe how it feels flying through ...

'Most famous wheat gene' found

Three comets for northern hemisphere observers

As the Chinese proverb says, "May you live in interesting times," and while the promise of Comet ISON dazzling observers didn't exactly pan out as hoped for in early 2014, we now have a bevy of binocular ...

Looking at Jupiter's radio frequencies

In the visible spectrum, Jupiter is a bright, star-like point in the night sky. Viewing it with the naked eye, it would be easy to confuse it with a star except for the fact that it doesn't twinkle. At radio ...

A map of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

High-resolution images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko reveal a unique, multifaceted world. ESA's Rosetta spacecraft arrived at its destination about a month ago and is currently accompanying the comet ...

Moonlets created and destroyed in a ring of Saturn

There is an ongoing drama in the Saturnian ring system that causes small moons to be born and then destroyed on time scales that are but an eyeblink in the history of the solar system. SETI Institute scientists ...

Experts question Nicaragua meteorite reports

Outside experts raised doubts on Monday about whether a loud boom and a gaping crater found in Nicaragua this weekend were caused by a meteorite, as the government has said.

Chemical biologists find new halogenation enzyme

Invisibility cloaks closer thanks to 'digital metamaterials'

Image: Orion's first crew module complete

NASA's first completed Orion crew module sits atop its service module at the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Facility at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The crew and service module will be transferred ...

Ten years of Cassini

Ten years ago, the Cassini-Huygens mission entered the Saturnian System and in January 2005, the Huygens probe landed softly on the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. These historic events, which revolutionized ...

Underwater James Bond

NEEMO – NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations – trains astronauts for life in space. Living and working in an underwater base is similar to being on a space station. This year, NASA has two NEEMO ...

Specialized species critical for reefs

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